George Lee Cowley | 1928-2019

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019

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George Lee Cowley

George Lee Cowley, 90, of Alvord, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in Bridgeport.

Funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the First Baptist Church in Chico with Revs. Tom Merritt and Frank Lovett officiating. Burial will follow at Crafton Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Jimmy Coker, Tommy Haworth, Jerry Thompson, Kyle Allison, Jimmy Hopkins and Warren Sosa.

Honorary pallbearers are Lloyd Beckworth, Kenneth Hopkins and Noah Ruddick.

Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

George was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Wise County to Mose Middleton and Fanny Pauline (Allen) Cowley. He married Jeanne Makings Oct. 6, 1978. George served in Korea from 1950 to 1952.

He worked for a rock crusher in Chico for 38 years, and after retiring, he baled hay for the public until he was 88.

George was preceded in death by his son, LeeRoy Cowley; brothers Thomas ‘Doc,’ Jim and Curtis Cowley; and sisters Elsie Milton, Barbara ‘Jackie’ Mountz, Lucy Wines and Della Mae Dye.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years; and son Donnie Cowley of Bridgeport.

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